July 19, 2019
Two-time GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock sensation Joe Bonamassa today announces U.S. tour dates for spring 2020, as he gears up for his summer tour embarking on major venues across the East Coast and Midwest in North America. For the newly announced dates next year, Bonamassa leaves no fans behind, making stops through the South and Midwest with performances scheduled for multiple cities in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Idaho and Washington. Hailed internationally as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream
Bonamassa is one of today’s top live performers and his enthusiastic live shows are one of the biggest parts of his career, and a favorite for music lovers worldwide. His upcoming dates for the rest of 2019 and newly added shows for 2020 will be no exception! This summer, his tour kicks off on July 22nd at Nashville’s trademark staple Ryman Auditorium and ends at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, where he’ll play a one-of-a-kind celebration, both are venues that Bonamassa has previously sold out! Red Rocks includes two incredible nights of two very different set lists as he celebrates the five-year anniversary of his first-time performing there. Then his fall season include three nights at New York’s incredible Beacon Theatre, amongst other iconic venues.
The 2020 performances will feature a signature selection from his vast catalogue, with classics, reinventions and fan favorites, backed by a stellar band of legendary musicians including Late Night with David Letterman’s Anton Fig (drums), Nashville recording legend Michael Rhodes (bass), Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and member of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Reese Wynans (piano/organ), Paulie Cerra (sax), Lee Thornburg (trumpet), and two incredible backup singers, Mahalia Barnes and Jade MacRae.
With his most recent album, Redemption, Bonamassa achieved his 21st #1 album on the Billboard Blues Chart. It’s his most ambitious, barrier-breaking studio album yet. With over 30 albums to his credit thus far, including studio and live recordings, collaborative albums with blues sensation Beth Hart, and side projects Black Country Communion and Rock Candy Funk Party, the living legend somehow always finds ways to reinvent his artistry.
As Bonamassa is currently in the process of writing his much-anticipated next studio album, audiences can expect to be surprised with some new tracks on his spring tour in 2020. As an artist who spends nearly 200 days a year on the road and his spare time writing new songs, Bonamassa is always curating new ways to diversify his craft, hitting the stage with fervor, and bringing awe and amazement to crowds everywhere.
Tickets for the newly announced dates go to pre-sale on July 23rd and go on sale to the public July 26th.
Today’s announcement follows recent news of two sold-out festivals at sea as part of Bonamassa’s Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation, which greatly benefits music education across the entire nation, and their long-lasting partnership with Sixthman. This includes the 5th sold-out Caribbean sailing of Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea in February this year, and the forthcoming maiden voyage in the Mediterranean set for August and 2020’s upcoming Caribbean cruise. The Mediterranean edition of Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea will feature performances by Peter Frampton, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, and dozens more blues artists. Festival cruises are quickly becoming one of the most exciting musical experiences available for fans, being able to vacation and see some of today’s biggest names all at the same time.
Catch Bonamassa as host of the weekly radio show Different Shades of Blue with Joe Bonamassa on SiriusXM’s Bluesville at 6pm ET every Monday via SiriusXM channel 74. He explores all aspects of the blues music genre like never before and curates an eclectic mix of everything from legendary classics to historical deep cuts and modern hits.
For additional information, visit jbonamassa.com.
SPRING 2020 TOUR DATES
Wednesday, February 12 – Montgomery, AL – Montgomery PAC
Saturday, February 15 – Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium
Sunday, February 16 – Melbourne, FL – King Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, February 25 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
Wednesday, February 26 – Pensacola, FL – Saenger Theatre
Friday, February 28 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
Saturday, February 29 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
Monday, March 2 – Charlotte, NC – Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, March 3 – Chattanooga, TN – Memorial Auditorium
Thursday, March 5 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
Friday, March 6 – Cleveland, OH – Playhouse Square
Saturday, March 7 – Cleveland, OH – Playhouse Square
Monday, March 9 – Rockford, IL – Coronado Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, March 10 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre
Thursday, March 12 – Green Bay, WI – Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, March 13 – Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre
Saturday, March 14 – Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre
Tuesday, March 17 – Boise, ID – Morrison Center
Thursday, March 19 – Spokane, WA – First Interstate Center for the Arts
Friday, March 20 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
Saturday, March 21 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation: keepingthebluesalive.org
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Cory Councill (Tour Press)